Halle Berry Apologizes After Announcing She May Play A Transgender Man: I Should NOT Have Considered This Role, I Vow To Be An Ally
Update #2. Halle Berry has released a statement addressing some of the reactions to this potential role. In the statement, she says:
I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.
See the full statement below.
Original Story: Halle Berry is opening up about a future, potential acting role. During a recent interview, the 53-year-old actress shared that she may play a transgender character.
“I’m thinking of [playing] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man. She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing.. This project got pitched to me right when I was the brink of making Bruised, but I so was in the mindset of getting in the body to play that, and I don’t know how long I can play an MMA character, so I had to get that out… but this got pitched to me, and I thought, after I do this movie, that’s the character I’m going to play.
“I want to experience that world, understand that world. I want to deep dive in that in the way I did Bruised. Who this woman was is so interesting to me, and that will probably be my next project, and that will require me cutting all of my hair off. That’s what I want to experience and understand and study and explore… it’s really important to me to tell stories, and that’s a woman, that’s a female story – it changes to a man, but I want to understand the why and how of that. I want to get into it.”
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